Mini Blind Strangulation Lawyer in Columbia, MO
Was your child strangled by a low hanging mini blind cord?
If you currently use a mini blind window covering, it is important to understand that it could pose a serious threat to small children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the looped pull-cords that are used to open and close these collapsible shutters are designed in a way that small children can easily reach them and become entangled. For this reason, the CPSC has stated that mini blinds are one of the top five household hazards for small children in the U.S. In fact, it has been reported that one child is killed by mini blind strangulation each month and that at least one more experiences a close call. This may be due to the fact that nearly one billion blinds can be found in households across America—with 17 million in households with children under the age of six.
Holding the Manufacturers Accountable for Unsafe Blind Design
Although the CPSC has recommended that manufacturers recall more than 5 million blinds over the last few years, child strangulation is still a prevalent problem in the U.S. This issue was first brought to light more than thirty years ago, yet the companies who produce these dangerous products continue to deny that mini blinds pose a risk to small children. For this reason, they have made minimal efforts to warn consumers or even modify their products. Not only does it put countless children at risk, but it leaves the susceptible to civil litigation. They are required, by law, to uphold a certain duty of care when it comes to keeping consumers safe—which includes designing a reasonably safe product, conducting adequate testing and providing sufficient warnings of any potential dangers. As such, you should not hesitate to hold them accountable for negligently failing to do so.
Interested in filing a claim? Turn to our firm for assistance!
If your child was injured or killed by a negligently designed mini blind window covering, it is imperative that you act quickly to discuss your case with a Columbia personal injury attorney from the Sumner Law Group, LLC. Our firm is well-qualified to bring suit against the responsible manufacturer, but it is up to you to enlist the professional help that you will need. For this reason, we encourage you to take the first step today by contacting our firm for a free initial consultation. You can either call at (573) 287-3178 or submit a
complimentary case evaluation form online. From there, you will have the opportunity to decide on a practical course of action under the qualified advisement of a Columbia personal injury lawyer from our firm.